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by JLivi
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 88H bell, SL2525 slide & SL6262 slide
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: FS: Conn 88H bell, SL2525 slide & SL6262 slide

I’ve been waiting a long time for a sl2525 slide to come available but right now is a horrible time. Stupid COVID!
by JLivi
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach 9 condition/value
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Mt Vernon Bach 9 condition/value

I saw these pictures of a Mt. Vernon Bach 9 on facebook and might pull the trigger, but I don't know if the shank is too damaged. Would it be worth it to snag it and re-plate?

They're only asking $12. How much are the Mt. Vernon pieces usually worth?
by JLivi
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: BBQ in St louis
Replies: 16
Views: 987

Re: BBQ in St louis

I'm pretty sure Pappy's Smokehosue is the spot I went to when I was last there. I went based on a recommendation from a friend who's from there.

It was great! But I've never had bad BBQ
by JLivi
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Aebersold - thoughts?
Replies: 17
Views: 4007

Re: Aebersold - thoughts?

JLivi, how do Aebersolds hurt you? I found the way that I was using them wasn’t allowing me to retain the melodies and harmonies. I feel like it was completely my fault, but I was so deep into it that getting away from Aebersolds helped me. Once I got iReal Pro it allowed me to transcribe the melod...
by JLivi
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Aebersold - thoughts?
Replies: 17
Views: 4007

Re: Aebersold - thoughts?

Now that iReal Pro exists I don’t touch Aebersolds. Once I learned how I learn tunes I realized that Aebersolds weren’t helping me and only hurting me.

Every one learns differently, so if they help you great! If not, stick with what works. But as far as play-alongs iReal Pro is where it’s at.
by JLivi
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: SOLD FS Monette BT2 - Mint Condition-Updated Price $185
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: FS Monette BT2 - Mint Condition-Updated Price $185

Is this the one that’s similar size to the Schilke 59?
by JLivi
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Most underrated horns
Replies: 25
Views: 2521

Re: Most underrated horns

I’m impressed with Flugabones (marching trombone)

I specifically have an Olds but I’ve played the Blessing and Reynolds. I have found a way to incorporate it into gigs (when they existed) and teaching lessons. It’s been great!
by JLivi
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Recording Trombone on a microphone
Replies: 13
Views: 3466

Re: Recording Trombone on a microphone

SteelDeRosa wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:28 am
What about a microphone to record on an iPhone? Is there such a thing?
I’ve heard good things about the Apogee HypeMic
by JLivi
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: New Bike Fund- Horns For Sale
Replies: 22
Views: 4247

Re: New Bike Fund- Horns For Sale

What kind of bike are you getting ?!?
by JLivi
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Recording Trombone on a microphone
Replies: 13
Views: 3466

Re: Recording Trombone on a microphone

If you’re just getting started buy the 57.

Such a solid microphone and will last forever! Just a great mic to have in the arsenal.
by JLivi
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: PPE for trombonists
Replies: 14
Views: 2549

Re: PPE for trombonists

My school ordered a bell cover for all of our brass. I think getting the right size is important. The company made a one size fits all for trombones and euphoniums. That did not work well, we tried it for a week in jazz band and it was just terrible. The covers on anything smaller than 8 1/2 inches...
by JLivi
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Greg Black 1 3/8
Replies: 0
Views: 843

WTB: Greg Black 1 3/8

I'm looking for a GB 1 3/8G

I have the following mouthpieces I'm willing to trade:

Greg Black 1 1/4G
Schilke 59

I'm also willing to pay for the 1 3/8G outright.
by JLivi
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: PPE for trombonists
Replies: 14
Views: 2549

Re: PPE for trombonists

I used a light cotton bag with a drawstring for a bell cover and a soap dish with a Lysol wipe in it for a couple of rehearsals. I thought a bandana could be useful while playing. I was under the impression that the bell cover had to be made out of nylon for some reason. But I guess if the CDC reco...
by JLivi
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: PPE for trombonists
Replies: 14
Views: 2549

Re: PPE for trombonists

I ordered one a month ago and it shipped this last week. I hope it gets here soon. I’ll be sure to share a photo and give you my opinion.

My wife works in healthcare will also be able to tell me if it’s helpful or not.
by JLivi
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: First solo to transcribe?
Replies: 5
Views: 2869

Re: First solo to transcribe?

Have a listen to some Fred Wesley and find a simple one to start with. Shake Everything You Got on Maceo Parker’s Life on Planet Groove. I started with JJ Johnson’s Just Friends on Standards Live at the Village Vanguard. I like starting my students on Curtis Fuller’s Blue Train solo Just transcribe...
by JLivi
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Disable silent brass reverb
Replies: 9
Views: 4040

Re: Disable silent brass reverb

BGuttman wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:35 am
I have the older one and one of the dials on the amp pack is reverb.
I should’ve mentioned, I have the newer one. I don’t think it has the dials like the old one. Maybe I’ll find my old console and see if it works with the new mute.
by JLivi
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Disable silent brass reverb
Replies: 9
Views: 4040

Disable silent brass reverb

Does anyone know if you can disable the Reverb on the silent brass system? I would love to start recording trombone late at night, but don’t want the reverb that’s built into the system to be a part of my track.
by JLivi
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Upsream versus downstream air
Replies: 3
Views: 2584

Upsream versus downstream air

I've seen a few things on this forum mentioning this idea of different air streams (upstream and downstream). I'm trying to dive in a little more and would love for some of you to expand on that idea. Can you only be one type of player? Once you know the type of air you move, I'm assuming that makes...
by JLivi
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why do Yamaha .525 horns have 8.5" bells?
Replies: 21
Views: 3772

Re: Why do Yamaha .525 horns have 8.5" bells?

Since we're talking about Yamaha bells... I have played two older Yamahas that had dead bells. Is it just a coincidence that I happened to just get my hands on horns that didn't ring? I've definitely played some really nice Yamahas, but it was confusing when these just fell flat to my expectation. T...
by JLivi
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why do Yamaha .525 horns have 8.5" bells?
Replies: 21
Views: 3772

Re: Why do Yamaha .525 horns have 8.5" bells?

Conn 74h and 75H-Bore .522in, Bell-8.5in. Post Elkhart. I have a Conn 74H and it is a fine instrument for 1st part in an orchestral setting with a Connstellation Remington mouthpiece or for 3rd trombone in a big band with a Wick 6BS. I LOVE my Conn 74h. It doesn't get enough love on here, but I und...
by JLivi
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Replies: 12
Views: 4000

Re: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

BurckhardtS wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:33 pm
Girlfriend...(partner)
You don’t break up with your girlfriend in the brass
World. Generally she just leaves you :lol:
by JLivi
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: 2G, schilke 57, similar
Replies: 16
Views: 2757

Re: WTB: 2G, schilke 57, similar

Yo, henry! Personally I would try a 1.5G sized mouthpiece. I always consider that the training wheels of bass trombone mouthpieces. I might be able to get my hands on a Schilke 58, if you're interested in that. A student of mine used it last year, and graduated. He has no use for it anymore. Let me ...
by JLivi
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: How much should it cost to relacquer a neckpipe?
Replies: 20
Views: 4240

Re: How much should it cost to relacquer a neckpipe?

I used to use electrical tape and it was horrible. I have used clear rubber tubing that was cool and recently switched to cohesive tape (medical wrap). Spot lacquer seems pretty easy to learn as long as you have a sheet & painters tape to cover necessary parts. If you don’t want to buy the spray lac...
by JLivi
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Do larger rims help endurance?
Replies: 24
Views: 5731

Re: Do larger rims help endurance?

Not an expert on the situation, but is it possible that you’re unintentionally overblowing in the euphonium first whatever reason? I’ve pretty much been playing in a variation of a 7C and recently switched to a 6 3/4 size (2 years ago) for 15 years. The only time I get tired is when I over blow. For...
by JLivi
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Removing lacquer on an Olds Flugabone
Replies: 7
Views: 3419

Re: Removing lacquer on an Olds Flugabone

Wel I decided to experiment last night. I lightly took 320 grit sand paper to the bell and liberally put on citristrip. I also wrapped it in Saran Wrap in hopes that it won’t dry out as bad.

Now to decide to check on it at the 12, 24 or 36 hour mark. Im quite impatient.
by JLivi
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Removing lacquer on an Olds Flugabone
Replies: 7
Views: 3419

Re: Removing lacquer on an Olds Flugabone

Bonearzt wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:15 pm
Citristrip might work, Easy-Off oven cleaner, Aircraft Remover from an auto body paint shop, sometimes even boiling water!


Eric
I was hoping for boiling water. If that didn’t work I was going to go the citristrip route.

Is it really as easy as boiling water in a kettle and just pour away?!?
by JLivi
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Removing lacquer on an Olds Flugabone
Replies: 7
Views: 3419

Removing lacquer on an Olds Flugabone

So I have an Olds Marching Trombone (flugabone). The lacquer looks awful. I think it’s time to remove. What’s the easiest and best way to remove it?

I feel like different brands from different eras require different techniques. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
by JLivi
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Elkhart 80H
Replies: 37
Views: 4511

Re: Elkhart 80H

Is it an 8” bell?
by JLivi
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Elkhart 80H
Replies: 37
Views: 4511

Re: Elkhart 80H

Finetales wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:31 pm
Cut up what is presumably an extraordinarily rare horn in great shape like this? Please don't... :weep:
I'm not trying to! :lol:
by JLivi
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Elkhart 80H
Replies: 37
Views: 4511

Re: Elkhart 80H

What's the bell size?

I'm so intrigued by this horn. And if you hate it, I might be interested in the bell, if it fits a medium bore slide :-)
by JLivi
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 3BF mod: What would you do with this?
Replies: 53
Views: 10438

Re: 3BF mod: What would you do with this?

RConrad wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:15 am
Anyone happen to know if the Benge 175F's valve is similar to the 3BF? I need to realign the valve on my 175F and just haven't had the chance to take it to a tech.
It's great to see you still have the Benge! I think about that horn often
by JLivi
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Best all around with a 3B
Replies: 25
Views: 6578

Re: Best all around with a 3B

The 6.5A should be good, especially if that’s what you’re used to.

From a generic mouthpiece standpoint I had a lot of success with Bach 7C and 6 3/4C before switching to AR.

What I love about the 3b is that anything works in it. From a 12C to a 5G.
by JLivi
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Soundproofing panels for walls
Replies: 16
Views: 5227

Re: WTB: Soundproofing panels for walls

Those look like they should attenuate lots of reverb in a room. I made some similar using fiberglass ceiling tiles to put between horns while recording. To prevent the neighbors from hearing, though, you'd have to cover the entire room interior. I believe the rule of thumb is 30% of the surface are...
by JLivi
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Soundproofing panels for walls
Replies: 16
Views: 5227

Re: WTB: Soundproofing panels for walls

I recently made sound panels for myself and a friend. They’re awesome. The initial investment is a bit, but not bad considering what you get. Here’s what I bought. 1x4x8’ wood (two 46 7/8” cuts and two 16.5” cuts) Sound block insulation ($40 for 10 pack 3” thick) Felt ($7/yard, need one yard per pa...
by JLivi
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Soundproofing panels for walls
Replies: 16
Views: 5227

Re: WTB: Soundproofing panels for walls

I recently made sound panels for myself and a friend. They’re awesome. The initial investment is a bit, but not bad considering what you get. Here’s what I bought. 1x4x8’ wood (two 46 7/8” cuts and two 16.5” cuts) Sound block insulation ($40 for 10 pack 3” thick) Loctite spray adhesive high performa...
by JLivi
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Transcription method help
Replies: 3
Views: 2549

Re: Transcription method help

Your method sounds good to me. Just keep doing it. I consider myself to have bad ears as well. All of this stuff comes with time and work. If you put in the work you’ll see the benefits. Also, harmony is difficult. You’ll start to see and hear patterns the more you do it. Arranging helped me a lot t...
by JLivi
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Help with recording
Replies: 15
Views: 4938

Re: Help with recording

If you have a $300 budget I would recommend to get this https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Scarlet2i2SG3--focusrite-scarlett-2i2-studio-3rd-gen-recording-bundle It’s easy and all there. But I’d got wanted to piece it together I would recommend the following: Audio interface (can find as cheap a...
by JLivi
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Media
Topic: 44 minutes of groove- Louis Cole
Replies: 3
Views: 3537

Re: 44 minutes of groove- Louis Cole

This should do more to you than just tap your foot :lol:
by JLivi
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT
Replies: 14
Views: 1805

Re: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Thrawn22 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:18 pm
Does an 88H slide fit the bell?
I recently paired an 88h bell with the slide of a 74h, it wasn’t as good as the straight 74h was so I reversed it. It could have been the bell I used. It was an Artist Symphony bell. But so is my 74h. Oh well!
by JLivi
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Funk band with bass trombone
Replies: 10
Views: 5081

Re: Funk band with bass trombone

Not super relevant to the conversation, but when I was going into college I saw an Umphrey's McGee show (on DVD) in Chicago with my soon to be professor, Tom Matta, playing on it. He used to be an admin on the old forum, and I'm sad he's not here to be snarky with my comments. But he's an OG bass bo...
by JLivi
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home-recording Microphones
Replies: 21
Views: 6585

Re: Home-recording Microphones

That Michael Lake video about mic placement is a good resource too. I think this is the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx-z_tPUpVA For my personal setup, I am in an unfinished basement with all concrete walls & floor. So unfortunately I have to use a close mic technique and have acousti...
by JLivi
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Citristrip for corp 42
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: Citristrip for corp 42

I used a steel brush which i was scared about leaving marks but i did it pretty lightly so not much was left if any. Yes, valve section was the worst part, spent about half of my time scraping the valve section but it turned out well I’ve used citristrip to refinish a table before. Did you wraps th...
by JLivi
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Citristrip for corp 42
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: Citristrip for corp 42

A success... kind of. Took two attempts because the first one i didn’t scratch it and i probably didn’t leave it on long enough. Either way i’m happy with the result, now i have to clean up some messy solder joints and hopefully sell it. I’m debating on sandblasting it or just polishing it and leav...
by JLivi
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home-recording Microphones
Replies: 21
Views: 6585

Re: Home-recording Microphones

Hmmm, that Fat Head isn't super cheap, but looks interesting. It does seem to have a noticeable dropoff in the very low range. https://www.cascademicrophones.com/ribbon-microphone-fat-head My guess is that it has a built in bass roll off. I always have my bass roll off engaged to make way for other...
by JLivi
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home-recording Microphones
Replies: 21
Views: 6585

Re: Home-recording Microphones

Any time I'm in the studio I'm always put on a ribbon mic. Either a Royer or the Coles Ribbon. At home I rock with a AT4050 (Audio Technica) and I have a bunch of Shure 57's and 58's that I use too. If I remember correctly, when I was looking for mics I was searching for large condenser microphones ...
by JLivi
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Speakers loud enough to play along with
Replies: 16
Views: 5286

Re: Speakers loud enough to play along with

I don’t have issues with my JBL flip, but it sounds like you might be looking for something a little beefier than that. You might want to invest in some monitor speakers or even a nice 2.1 computer speaker setup.
by JLivi
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Covid recovery for wind players
Replies: 10
Views: 4229

Re: Covid recovery for wind players

I came down with Coronavirus back in March. Luckily the symptoms were relatively mild in comparison to what I’ve read. I didn’t have much issue coming back to the horn. Just your general out of shape feeling from not playing for 2 weeks.
by JLivi
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bach 36 slide
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: WTB: Bach 36 slide

If the red rot is only on the crook, wouldn't it would be cheaper to replace than to acquire a new slide? I just had this done (by an excellent tech) on an old Conn slide – very affordable. Outstanding result. That’s what I told him, but he wanted me to try and track down a slide just to see. He wi...
by JLivi
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bach 36 slide
Replies: 7
Views: 739

WTB: Bach 36 slide

A friend of mine has some red rot on his crook and doesn’t know if it’ll be cheaper to replace it or buy a new slide. He was advised by his tech to buy a new slide.

Anyone have a 36 slide they’d be willing to part with? How much?
by JLivi
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Steve Davis Dual Bore 4B
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: FS: Steve Davis Dual Bore 4B

That letter is awesome! Reading that gave me chills. I hope the horn sells.

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